Legal Information: New Mexico

Know the Laws

Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.

Information about protection orders and moving in and out of NM with a protection order.

General information about custody and links to state-specific custody info about NM.

General information about divorce with links to New Mexico-specific information.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in New Mexico and victim assistance programs.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, it may be illegal for your abuser to buy or have a gun.

You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.